This little island in the Andaman Ocean, know to us as North Sentinel island, hides a small group of some 120 natives at most. This is the most inaccessible group of untouched people in the world. While loggers continue to strip the forest of the Amazon, the forest these islanders live under are as untouched as they were 10,000 years ago.
I am hoping this book will raise awareness of the fragile nature of the existence of teh Sentinelese; for if modern and permanent human contact is made they will surely all die, if not from disease, then from alcohol, suicide and sexual diseases as many other similar tribes have sucumbed to in recent times.
The Indian government have banned all contact, yet still allow fishing at the reef edge. And this will eventually lead to more trouble. Everything possible must be done to ensure these islanders do not have an opportunity to 'choose' to contact us as the Jarawa eventually did. For if they do, their way of life will surely dissappear as they become dependant on the outside world instead of the forest.
'Guardians of Fire' will help you see a little into their simple yet ordered existence. The title is reflective of the fact they cannot produce fire on their own but preserve it, and the book will explain how.